Telling the Greatest's Story

The Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits are housed over three floors of the building, and take you from his humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky, through his life’s work and core principles. These stories are told through interactive pavilions, artifacts from the Champ’s life and career, and many interactive experiences. Below is just a sample of what’s on offer.

Exhibits

Immersive permanent exhibits exploring Muhammad Ali’s life and temporary exhibits inspiring us all to continue his humanitarian legacy.

Exhibit

“The Greatest” Timeline

Relive the triumphs and drama of Muhammad Ali’s unparalleled boxing career.
Permanent Exhibit
Exhibit

All Ali, All the Time

Grab a ringside seat to watch some of Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights.
Permanent Exhibit
Exhibit

Lighting the Way

Watch Ali lighting the Olympic cauldron and see his torch from this captivating appearance.
Permanent Exhibit
Exhibit

Portraits in Faith: Seeing The Other

Creating conversations through portraits around how humanity sees each other.
Happening
Exhibit

Shining a Light:
Women in Sports

This year's annual photography contest serves as a celebration of the pursuit of equality, empowerment, and excellence in women's sports.
Until January 20, 2025
Exhibit

Six Core Principles

Explore and reflect on the set of six values that guided Muhammad Ali’s life.
Permanent Exhibit
Exhibit

Train with Ali

Test your boxing skills in a recreation of the Champ’s Deer Lake training camp.
Permanent Exhibit

Events

Programs celebrating the changemakers of today and tomorrow, and highlighting the search for greatness in everyone.

Event

Unapologetic: Dr. Yusef Salaam

A program dedicated to amplifying voices and stories of individuals, like Muhammad Ali, who are unapologetically changing the world for the better.
Happening
Event

Daughters of Greatness: Marissa Castellanos

Marissa Castellanos is Founder and Director of The Coterie, providing technical assistance and resources relating to anti-human trafficking.
September 13, 2024
Event

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center during our Community Free Day on September 28.
September 28, 2024
Event

Daughters of Greatness: Pashtana Durrani

Pashtana is an Afghan human rights activist and community development expert whose focus is girls’ education.
November 22, 2024

Past Events

Some of our previously held programs at the Muhammad Ali Center.

Event

ATBHK Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Ali Center and the Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky for a Juneteenth celebration honoring innovators of Black education.
June 19, 2024
Event

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center during our Community Free Day on Juneteenth.
June 19, 2024
Event

Music with Muhammad: Christian McBride

Eight-time Grammy winning Jazz artist Christian McBride brings an evening of unforgettable jazz to the Muhammad Ali Center.
June 8, 2024
Event

Conversations with Christian (feat. Teddy Abrams)

Muhammad Ali Center is proud to host Conversations with Christian featuring Teddy Abrams.
June 8, 2024
Event

Ali-Ville Trolley Tour

Take a guided road trip around Muhammad Ali's city and learn more about Ali's journey to become the Greatest.
June 8, 2024
Event

Daughters of Greatness: Whitney Austin

Whitney cofounded Whitney/Strong with her husband, an organization focused on finding common ground to end gun violence.
June 7, 2024
Event

Community Free Day:
Ali Fest Carnival

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center and more fun during our Ali Fest Carnival, part of this year's Ali Fest celebration!
June 2, 2024
Event

Ali-Ville Trolley Tour:
Member Exclusive

Take a guided road trip around Muhammad Ali's city and learn more about Ali's journey to become the Greatest.
June 1, 2024
Event

Portraits in Faith: Seeing The Other Opening Day

Public opening for our new temporary exhibit in partnership with Portraits in Faith.
June 1, 2024
Event

Daughters of Greatness: Yvette Gentry

Gentry has been serving as the Director of Resident and Community Safety for LDG Development since July 2022.
April 12, 2024
Event

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center during our Community Free Day this April.
April 6, 2024
Event

Legacy Youth Summit (Youth Rights Conference)

High school students can learn about social issues and making change in this FREE conference hosted by the Muhammad Ali Council of Students.
March 23, 2024

Digital Exhibitions

The Muhammad Ali Center features digital collections exploring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.

In the Face of Adversity

Visit a highly publicized time of The Champ's life, told with items from our collection.

Pugilist, Painter, Poet, Performer

Many titles have described Ali, but none of them capture all the facets of his personality.

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